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  • PCAOB Makes Available XML Data File for Form AP, Auditor Reporting of Certain Audit Participants

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 18, 2017
    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board yesterday formally released the Firm Data File for the Form AP, which is used to disclose certain audit participants. 
  • 10 Firms Settle with SEC Over Pay-to-Play Charges

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 18, 2017
    The SEC has settled with 10 investment advisory firms that they said violated pay-to-play rules by receiving compensation from public pension funds within two years after campaign contributions made by the firms’ associates.
  • Number of IRS Whistleblower Awards Grows 322 Percent in a Year

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 17, 2017
    The number of whisteblowers receiving cash payouts from the IRS spiked 322 percent between 2015 and 2016, resulting in more than $61 million in reward money. 
  • Study: Supply Chain Audits Ineffective at Driving More Ethical Business Practices

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 17, 2017
    While supply chain audits are seen as standard tools in determining whether a company is, say, using conflict minerals or following environmental standards, a recent study from the University of Sheffield says that they have been largely ineffective at driving ethical business practices and, indeed, might actually be contributing to the problem. 
  • Regulatory Roundup, Jan. 11-17

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 17, 2017
    With so many regulators out there, it can be tough to keep track of everything they say from week to week. Luckily we here at the Trusted Professional have collected relevant regulatory announcements from this past week and put them here in one place to help you stay on top of regulatory issues or matters. This is the first of a regular series that will let you know what you may have missed in the past seven days.
  • SEC Names Retail Investors, Market-wide Risks, and Retirement Investments as 2017 Enforcement Priorities

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 13, 2017
    The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations said that it will pay particular attention to issues relevant to retail investors, retirement investments and market-wide risks as areas that it considers to present potentially higher risk to investors and the U.S. capital market as a whole. 
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  • CPA Society Presents Sidney Kess Financial Planner Conference, Jan. 17

    By:
    Maya Lindsay
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    Jan 10, 2017

    NEW YORK – (Jan. 10, 2017) - On behalf of the New York State Society of CPAs’ (NYSSCPA) Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) and Baruch College, Sidney Kess, counsel to Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, and  accounting profession icon presents, The CPA as Financial Planner Conference on Jan. 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The conference will be held at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, 55 Lexington Ave, in New York City.

  • 2017 Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards – Call for Submissions

    By:
    Maya Lindsay
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    Dec 5, 2016

    NEW YORK – (Dec. 5, 2016) – It’s about that time again! The 34th annual Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards (EFJ) — honoring the best in business news journalism — is calling for submissions. Broadcast, print, radio and online news organizations and reporters can submit financial news stories that were published, posted or aired between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2016. 

     

  • NY CPAs Support Proposed Cybersecurity Rules for New York’s Financial Institutions — But With Revisions

    By:
    Michael Moi
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    Nov 17, 2016
    NEW YORK (Nov. 17, 2016)—The New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) supports the New York State Department of Financial Services’ proposed cybersecurity requirements for the state’s financial services companies; however, the Society warned against using current language in the proposal that could potentially undermine their effectiveness or result in unintended consequences. Some of the Society’s suggestions would provide impacted organizations with flexibility to comply with the new DFS regulations.
  • CPA Society Host Auditing Standards Conference, Nov. 18

    By:
    Maya Lindsay
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    Nov 15, 2016

    NEW YORK – (Nov. 15, 2016) – CPAs, partners, attorneys and others in the accounting and auditing profession will convene Nov. 18 for the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (NYSSCPA) 2016 Auditing Standards Conference, 14 Wall Street, 19th Floor, from 8:20 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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